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Author: Peter Rushforth
ISBN: 0743252357
Pages: 736 pages
Publisher: Scribner; First Edition edition (September 6, 2004)
Language: English
Category: Contemporary
Size ePUB: 1979 kb
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Rating: 4.5
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Subcategory: Literature

e-Book Pinkertons Sister epub download

by Peter Rushforth

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Peter Rushforth's second novel, Pinkerton's Sister, is worth the 25-year wait, says Ian Sansom. This book comes with a story, the kind of story, the kind of twist or spin, that makes any book that little bit more interesting

Peter Rushforth's second novel, Pinkerton's Sister, is worth the 25-year wait, says Ian Sansom. This book comes with a story, the kind of story, the kind of twist or spin, that makes any book that little bit more interesting. In 1979 Peter Rushforth published his first novel, Kindergarten, a short, underwritten, disturbing book about terrorism, the Holocaust, and Hansel and Gretel: it was lauded, won prizes and, in the way of these things, went out of print. Now, Rushforth has published his second novel, Pinkerton's Sister, a long, overwritten, disturbing book about a madwoman in an attic.

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You really need to persevere with this book to get the most out of it. You will either love the way Alice tells her story - in great detail with some wonderful descriptions of characters and events - or it will drive you mad with her digressions! Not a book to dip into when you have the odd half hour to spare. Give yourself some time with it and reap the rewards. Find similar books Profile.

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Alice Pinkerton isn’t exactly insane, and she doesn’t .

Alice Pinkerton isn’t exactly insane, and she doesn’t exactly live under the eaves. Indeed, writes Rushforth, It annoyed her that they thought she was mad, but it annoyed her even more that they were wrong about the attic. Still, Rushforth is a careful writer who creates a fictional world very nicely indeed, and his Alice is a believable, sympathetic character who lives on her own terms even while counting the ghosts in the mirrors. Complete with instructions on how to handle books in the event of plague, this is just the thing for fans of eccentric, backward-looking fiction. Pub Date: March 8th, 2005.

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Within the bounds of realism, a more fantastic or original novel than Peter Rushforth's Pinkerton's Sister would be hard to imagine.

Shakespeare, Oscar Wilde, Michelangelo, Whitman, Poe, they are her inspiration: Jane Eyre, Catherine Moreland, Desdemona, they are her companions. As as she moves about the witless world around her, observing their prejudices, their shallow culture, their snobbery, their vanity, it is they who prompt her observations, as she views them all through the prisms of the art that has sustained and nourished her lonely life.
This is really an astonishing piece of work, weighty in the extreme and filled with literary references that evoke beloved classic masterpieces. From the first page, Alice Pinkerton muses about her life as a woman of the 20th century, still controlled by the rigid Victorian mores that govern every element of society. Likening herself to Rochester's wife, the madwoman in Jane Eyre, Alice is hardly mad, rather a lady of exquisite intellectual sensibilities who does not live incarcerated, attending church and performing other duties required by her station. Rather, it is Alice's mind that is imprisoned, for the entire work, takes place in the character's mind, segueing from one connection to another.

Hers is a fascinating dialog, one that questions, pokes, prods and eviscerates the common mentality. Clearly, Alice is a woman born before her time. The forces that converge in Alice's thoughts, literary, musical, sometimes vaguely threatening, run from simple observations to more convoluted ideas. Were she a man, Alice would be considered a literary master of ideas and revolutionary concepts.

That said, this is a stream-of-consciousness novel with Alice as the only character, driven by her own inner dialog, without the respite of other points of view. Although I tried, I could not continue the journey with Alice, eventually exhausted by the sheer force of words spinning through her intellect. This book is staggering in the number of pages and range of ideas, especially the literary references, which mine long-forgotten, if once beloved novels. I just could not continue past the first 200 pages. Alice proved too much for me.

Such enormous energy is expended in the 727 pages that there must be a welcoming audience for this novel. I envision the author, churning out endless pages, falling deeper into Alice's mind and I cannot imagine that this literary monument should go unappreciated. There is an audience for stream-of-consciousness novels and I hope this one receives its share of applause. Luan Gaines/ 2005.
The first thing to warn potential readers of this book about - it isn't a story so much as the dialogue happening in a woman's mind. Imagine sitting down in the morning and daydreaming and reminiscing all day. Then sit down and write the whole thing down over 727 pages. That is what Pinkerton's Sister is like to read. Comparisons to James Joyce's "Ulysses" are apt. There is no "action", nothing actually happens. It is just thoughts written down (and it skips and jumps between topics like real thoughts do). So if you place a high value on plot, Pinkerton's Sister is best avoided.

Having said that, the thoughts of Alice, the 35 year-old Victorian spinster, who "reads too much" are interesting. There are witty, cynical observations about the people in her neighbourhood and their social pretensions. There are numerous references to literary classics, from "The Scarlet Letter" to "Frankenstein", "Jane Eyre" and even the Bible. Alice Pinkerton relates all the characters and events in books to those people she knows in real life, and the two become intertwined. A play of reality and fiction forms in her mind, and the reader is invited inside.

In the cave of Alice's mind we find bitterness, frustration and contempt for the world around her, all expressed with witty sarcasm. Alice realises the problem isn't with her, but with the society she lives in. A society where women who are unmarried and read literature are considered mad, and sent to see psychoanalists. She mocks this narrow world by comparing it to the rich and varied one she finds in books, the world of her mind.

The writing style and literary knowledge of the author are great. The insights of Alice are beautiful despite their brutal truth. But unfortunately, I couldn't take 700+ pages of thought without any sort of events. With no "external stimulation" so to speak, I got wearing reading at times. It was like being stuck in an elevator, with nothing to do or see, just your thoughts. At times you just had to "get off" and take a break before returning to the "seclusion" of the book.

If that doesn't bother you, I recommend it. As for me, I sort of wish it had been shorter. The experience was good, and I was glad of it, but it lasted too long. You get the flavour of Alice's thoughts in about 250 pages. After that, they begin to feel repetitive. I resented the loss of time I could have spent reading other books.
I have to say that I'm surprised that this book hasn't received the praise and attention it richly deserves. I bought my copy used from my public library and it appeared as tho it had been checked out only once.

For anyone who loves being quickly drawn into a book lush with quirky, colorful characters, portrayed in many shades of light and darkness, great splashes of color and spicy with droll humor, you will have a literary feast with this great novel.

I'm only a quarter way thru the book, but it is an entire world of it's own that irresistably draws one in.

Not for the novice reader, a sophisticated, witty, huge romp!

I long to know more about Peter Rushforth, the author. What an incredible fertile imagination. The type we loved in Sir Author Conan Doyle especially. Unpredictable and wise, along with a command of the English language and literature. Give this one a fighting chance.
Whenever Alice, the novel's protagonist, turns her acerbic wit on the stuffy philistines surrounding her, the results are simply hilarious, and I honestly consider rereading some of these chapters to better savour their verbal acrobatics.
Traversing this novel, however, was by no means an unalloyed pleasure: first, as Alice's fellow citizens tend to come across as cardboard caricatures, the sheer length of the harangues does not always seem justified; and what is more, these entertaining bits come in between expansive stretches of densely allusive prose, littered with literary references and snatches of verse.
These parts definitely exhausted my patience and went beyond my intellectual grasp, but I still wonder if to some extent this is not simply a novel that wants to be too clever by half and in doing so diminishes the impact of the monstrosities lurking at its dark core.